Kanye West Says He Enjoys When People Are Mad At Him

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Stays silent when Jimmy Kimmel asks him whether Trump cares about black people

We assumed Kanye West's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! would be eventful when it was first announced—and were we right.

West, in typical West fashion, jumped from topic to topic, addressing whether he was concerned about his wife being in the same room as Trump (“Well, he is a player,” he told Kimmel), and whether or not he thinks he’s a good president. To that, the rapper went on one of his jumbled monologues, touching on love and fear. He mentioned that, even when someone does a bad thing, you can still love them, and brought up his cousin who is in prison for murder.

“It took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat, no matter what the consequences were,” West said, referring to the controversial Twitter post and photo that led many people to cancel the rapper. “And what it represented to me is nothing about policies, because I’m not a politician like that, but it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said, in saying, ‘You can’t bully me.’ Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me. At that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer Ye. I actually quite enjoy when people are mad at me about certain things.”

At one point, West directed his attention to the audience. “I’m sorry,” he told them. “I know you guys wanted to clap, but everything I say is gonna be amazing.” He then went on a rant about breaking “the fucking simulation” that’s just as confusing as it sounds.

The kicker comes when Kimmel brought up West’s 2005 comment about George Bush not caring about black people. The late-night host first mentioned the many families being torn apart at the border of the country, as a result of Trump’s inhumane policies, then said: “You so famously, and so powerfully said, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ What makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people at all?” The camera then shifted to West, arms crossed, at a loss for words. Realizing he has nothing to say in response, Kimmel cut to commercial. The host moved on to a different topic once the break ended, but West’s silence speaks volumes.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.